Central Arkansas Christian's Levi Smith threw a one hit shutout at the Booneville Bearcats Monday in the Class 3A state semifinal game in Harrison.
Blakely Cobb managed the lone Bearcat hit in an inning that saw Carson Ray reach on catcher’s interference and Cam Brasher reach on a dropped third strike to load the bases.
Michael Hesson took the loss for the Bearcats, his first since March 28, finishing the year 5-5.
The Bearcats end the year at 19-10. CAC (20-3) will face Harmony Grove in the 3A championship game at 3 p.m. Saturday. The two teams faced one another in the Class 3A Region 2 semifinals in Booneville on May 4, with CAC winning, 6-4.